Housing crisis forces disabled couple and 4-year-old daughter into hotel at motorway services

A disabled couple and their four year-old daughter are stranded in a motorway service station hotel because a council cannot find another home for them.

Janet Paddison, 23, and her partner and young girl were made homeless when their landlord decided to sell their rented property.

They looked for homes in the private sector but said no one was prepared to accept her assistance dog or housing benefit supplements………………………..

Rhys and Janet are both unable to drive due to their disabilities, leaving them stranded on the motorway in Bedfordshire…………………

They say they have been left unable to wash their clothes and Janet’s assistance dog has had to be put in kennels.

Janet said: “I’ve had a really bad experience with the council. It feels like some of my human rights have been violated.

“We don’t know what we can do. No one seems to care.”

Breakfast is provided for the family at the hotel – where rooms cost £65 a night – but the couple say the food prices are extortionate and they have no cooking facilities.

Janet says she has not been told how long they will be at the services.

If they have not found a new home locally by September her daughter will not be able to take up her new place at primary school.

Luton Borough Council said their “severe housing shortage” is down to landlords demanding rents higher than can be covered by Housing Benefits and competition from London authorities.

read the rest of this story here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/housing-crisis-forces-disabled-couple-6180277

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